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Faux Faulkner

Faux Faulkner

The old man squinted at the sun and spat. He spat and squinted and the time of his grandmother's sister's children rolled across the land and settled at the feet of Noah's father's progeny, the very inhabitants of the Kingdom of Iketombe. Out there across the field...

Songs for a Wedding Reception

Songs for a Wedding Reception

1   Let It Be Me - Nina Simone 2   The Touch of Your Lips - Chet Baker 3   If You're Young At Heart - Frank Sinatra 4   Time After Time - Margaret Whiting 5   We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters 6   It's Crazy - Sarah Vaughan 7   Love Superstar - Kathleen Smith 8   You...

To What We Have Been Listening

To What We Have Been Listening

It’s summertime. Everyone here in Houston is indoors because it’s too @#$%& hot and humid to go outside unless it’s to immerse yourself in a body of water. I’ve heard a lot of music swirling through the house this week, so let’s go around the horn and find out to...

What the Eeph?

What the Eeph?

If you cranked up a television on a Saturday night in the early 70’s and flipped through the channels, you inevitably encountered a show called Hee Haw. And if you lingered there long enough, you beheld a strange and wondrous sight: two men, often standing in a barn...

Found Objects

Found Objects

He came in late one afternoon hot from football practice and raided the Kappa Alpha icebox. He also ate a dozen bananas and washed ’em down with a pint of whiskey. An hour later he was dead. It wasn’t sad at all. - From Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee This week we...

Annie in Wonderland

Annie in Wonderland

In which we learn that the grass is not always greener on the other side. The trouble started when I left my jacket in the car. Or maybe it started when the plane touched down in Denver. Or maybe it started in 1975... If you attended college in the 70's, you smoked...

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